Introduction to Practice and Management
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Architecture, Construction Management, Management Science
Taught In English
60 pts 200-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND/SARC; Students must provide a portfolio of work for pre-approval before International Orientation and Enrolment week at Victoria University of Wellington. Students can only submit portfolios in a CD, PDF, website or proper booklet format. Printouts are strongly discouraged. The portfolio must be an accurate representation of the student?s skills set to date.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Management and procurement/development, examining the theories and ideas that underpin planning, organising, directing and controlling the use of resources over time. Topics include the principles of management, organisational development, basic finance, costing, development feasibility, valuation theory and quantitative analysis relevant to the construction industry.
Students who pass this course will be able to:
1 Exhibit an understanding of the components and dynamics of management and its place
in the architecture, construction, development industries and the financial sector;
together with an appreciation for the various people involved in the process of getting
things built, their roles, their responsibilities and their perspectives.
2 Identify and utilise key control mechanisms for meeting cost, quality, resourcing and time
3 Source and apply relevant codes, regulations and standards for planning, design,
construction, health, safety and use of built environments.
4 Demonstrate skills in business communication, management, leadership and teamwork
in a multidisciplinary context
Project 1- 60%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.